Words & Images - a celebration of paintings by Lisa Hess Hesselgrave and the poems they inspired
Ives Gallery - New Haven Free Public Library
August 1 through September 6, 2016

On display are prints of work by Lisa Hess Hesselgrave, and the poems her paintings inspired. Ekphrasis means description in Greek. An ekphrastic poem is a poem written about a work of art. 

Poet Maureen E. Doallas began a series of poems based on some of my work on the T.S. Poetry Press, http://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/?s=hess.
More recently, the Golden Thread Gallery in Hartford invited poets to respond to the art on display, which included my pastel, Archer.

Below are the pieces that were shown at the Ives Gallery. Some of the original work is available for sale. Some are only available as signed prints.



 

Rocking Horse
1997
oil on canvas
22 x 20
18 x 24 print only - $60
Hot Sky
2013
pastel
40 x 30
18 x 24 print only - $60
Plywood Archer #1
2013
charcoal on plywood
11 x 8.5 x 1
Original $400 / 18 x 24 print $60
Clearing
2010
oil on canvas
38 x 44
Original $2800 / 18 x 24 print $60
Archer
2013
pastel
28 x 20
Original $1800 / 18 x 24 print - $60
Jumprope
1998
oil on canvas
26 x 24
Original $2200 / 18 x 24 print $60
Girl in Street
1991
oil on canvas
11 x 11
18 x 24 print only - $60
Bedsheet
1992
oil on canvas
22 x 34
Original $2200 / 18 x 24 print $60